Support for secondary school students
Secondary school students who are interested in applying to university may be eligible to take part in one of our projects, which will help you learn more about your career options and guide you through the application process.
Reach Edinburgh is a Widening Participation project for eligible secondary state school students in S4-S6 in the south east of Scotland who are interested in studying law, medicine or veterinary medicine at university.
Access to Creative Education in Scotland (ACES)
Access to Creative Education in Scotland (ACES) is a Widening Participation project for eligible pupils in years S4-6 who attend a state school in the south east of Scotland. The project is aimed at students interested in studying a visual creative subject such as art, design or architecture at university.
Sutton Trust Summer School
Experience Edinburgh as a real student: living, studying and socialising in the heart of Scotland’s vibrant capital city. Explore subjects you’re interested in, take part in exciting social activities, receive expert support on your journey to university, and stay in real halls of residence.
Lothians Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS)
Lothians Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS) is a local outreach programme that aims to aims to raise awareness of opportunities in higher education and increase the number of students going to college or university.
Science Insights is a project for secondary school students who are interested in studying biological sciences at university.
YourEd is our secondary schools partnership scheme designed for schools and pupils who may feel unsure if Higher Education (HE) or the University of Edinburgh is for them. We take the University to you: sharing our resources and expertise to bring you into our University community at an earlier stage.
Recognised Bridging Programmes
Information on the Bridging Programmes we currently recognise and support.
Schools for Higher Education Programme (SHEP)
Schools for Higher Education Programme (SHEP) is a Scotland-wide project that aims to raise awareness of opportunities in higher education and increase the number of students going to college or university.